Opel teach lights adjust to the driver’s view

April 26, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Opel has told about the Adaptive Forward Lighting of the new generation, which in the future may replace the function AFL +, used on the machines of the brand now. The novelty will allow adjusting the direction of the beam under the driver’s view.
Development of a new technology together with Opel deals Darmstadt University of Technology. Initially the system used a simple webcam, which is scanned in relief of the face and on the basis of these data is determined by the direction of view of the driver. Then electronics gave optics the signal, which changes the direction of the beam. However, the scheme required improvements, as rendering all necessary operation takes too much time.

eye tracking headlight picture

eye tracking headlight pics

At this stage also uses a single camera, but with the peripheral and central infrared sensors photodiodes, which, even in the dark face of the driver can scan up to 50 times per second. Has also been increased processing speed. The developers are faced with the fact that drivers sometimes looks from the road, which is why the movement of light can become chaotic.

eye tracking headlight pics

eye tracking headlight image

“To solve this problem, we have developed a sophisticated algorithm delay, which ensures smooth movement of light beams of headlights. The system has another advantage: it does not need to be calibrated for a specific person, as it works perfectly with any driver regardless of his size, “- said director of development of lighting systems Opel Ingolf Schneider.
The family Insignia will get this unit first.

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